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MARTA and DeKalb County invite the public to review the vision for a more livable, walkable, transit‐friendly DeKalb

The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) and DeKalb County invite residents to attend open houses this month where they can review stations plans for the I-20 East Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Strategic Plan. These plans are based on visions created at the last round of public workshops in April. The open houses are an opportunity to discuss the urban design products with planning staff and review proposed equity measures and incentives for development.  The same information will be presented at the following open houses. You are invited to stop by at any time during the two-hour meetings.

Aerial view of MARTA’s Chamblee TOD.

Tuesday, August 28

Stonecrest Library

3123 Klondike Road

Lithonia, Georgia

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

Portis Sanford Performing Arts Center

3181 Rainbow Drive

Decatur, Georgia

5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

The purpose of the I-20 East TOD Strategic Plan is to create a blueprint for future TOD at proposed transit station sites along the I-20 East corridor from the Indian Creek MARTA Station to the Mall at Stonecrest. TOD is a type of community development that includes a mix of housing, office, retail and other amenities integrated within a walkable environment and centered around quality public transportation. Creating land uses around transit stations that support and promote transit use encourages future transit ridership, and will benefit efforts to implement transit in the corridor. Additionally, the effort is intended to generate excitement, interest, and investment in the I-20 East corridor benefiting the community with improved access to housing, amenities, and jobs and an overall improved quality of life.  I-20 E TOD Strategic Plan public open houses provide an opportunity for the public to help develop a community-centered vision for development in the corridor.  This vision, along with input from market assessments and other ongoing plans, will be used to craft a corridor-wide approach to encourage affordable, attractive, and transit-supportive development.  

For more info, please visit the project website at www.I20EastTOD.com

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